Maya lives in New Orleans with her husband, two daughters, and their beloved fur baby. She has 15 years of experience working in early childhood education, including roles in schools, local nonprofits, and state government. Maya currently works as a curriculum developer, where she gets to focus on one of her top interests, which is teaching reading. Her other top interests include her girls (of course), podcasts and audiobooks, anything outdoors in warm weather, and experimenting with new recipes.

Two Years Old is a Magical Age

The Twos Recently my 2-year-old looked me deep in the eyes, said “scratch,” and then scratched the sh-- out of my arm. Before I was done googling “Am I raising a sociopath?” my child kissed...

Finding Balance, on a Bike :: 3 Reasons to Love a Balance Bike

What is a balance bike? A balance bike looks like a regular two-wheel bike, except it doesn’t have pedals. A kid sits on the seat and then uses their feet to push off the ground...

Why I Don’t Hate the OneApp

My oldest daughter is 4 years old, and we recently completed our first OneApp. We listed 7 choices for pre-k programs and she was accepted in spot number 4. Although I have some mostly-logistical reservations...